Saturday, 14 May 2011
We bought some freshly caught Mullet fillets from the local Fish factory and they were lovely. The chap at the fishery said most of the locals thought it was a rubbish fish and only good for bait. We reckon that any fresh fish is good fish!! Lightly grilled on the Webber with a few Potato Wedges and it was yummy. On day 2 at S.W.Rocks we drove up to the shops to stock up on food ready for our house-sit at Sherwood.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
We then headed back down to Styx river campground.
Talk about disappointed, the place was a mess, rubbish piled up everywhere and the ground was all chopped up and overgrown. I think whoever is supposed to be responsible for it should be shot. It is a beautiful area, but it was disgusting. After that disappointment we headed off to Dorrigo to find a place to camp.
Dorrigo is a quaint little town in the middle of The Waterfall Way, just before the road starts to fall towards the coast. We did some shopping and moved onto a beaut little campground called Dangar Falls Campground. We were the only people there so it was nice and quiet which is the way we like it. It was a case of find a spot and the caretaker would catch up with us later. The view across the valley was great. So we sat outside for a while and had a couple of Reds, despite the fact that it was bloody cold mate! The next morning we took a stroll down to checkout Dangar Falls about 1K out and back from the Campground.
The walk was lovely and the Falls as you can see by the piccies were great.
Next stop the Coast. Only 2 days to the next house sit.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
When we first arrived at the C/P we spotted another Keddy, but when we asked about it they told us it was in storage along with the tug. It looked so lonely sitting there, especially next to a Bush-tracker. LOL.
It was a lazy week for us as in the end we did not do much. Trying to conserve costs. Especially Diesel which was around $1.60 per litre.
Whilst we were in Armidale the temperatures dropped quite substantially, so the diesel heater and Reverse Cycle got a bit of a work out. We use the R/C to bring up the temperature and then switch to the Diesel heater. I prefer the latter as the R/C dries the air out to much. But at least it works. Next stop Little Styx River camp ground.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
At last we are starting to head south towards our next housesit. It felt good to get out of the City and hit the road again. We are beginning to hate cities with all the constant noise and chaotic traffic. Give us small country towns any day. Our next stop was at Washpool Camping Reserve about 170kms southwest from Brisbane. It is situated on Lake Lesley, a great spot to camp, with fishing and boating activities going on for the weekend, but not intrusive enough to be annoying. Considering it was yet another long weekend (Labour Day) it was fairly quiet despite the large numbers of campers. We finally found a camp that supplies free (yes FREE) fire wood,so we were able to give the Mungrill ( Choofer) a good work out with several meals being cooked on it. And we only used the bark pieces from the wood pile to keep it going.
The weather for the weekend was great for a change, no rain, fine sunny days and cool nights. We only had to flash the genny up once for about an hour on the first day, because it was overcast and I needed to top up the batteries in case we needed the diesel heater(not that it uses much). So we spent 4 lovely days relaxing (good for my high stress levels). On the second morning the lake had taken on a Pea green colour around the edge because of a Blue/Green Algae attack. It is propagated by the sun apparently. But it looked and smelled very strange.
Next stop Stanthorpe.